You’ve probably noticed that I share the new cat food and treats that I try out on a pretty regular basis. As a certified Crazy Cat Lady, I love experimenting with different products to see which ones my cats love, and if there’s anything new out there that will make taking care of them easier. I rarely try out new litters, though, because I’m allergic to a lot of fragrances and most kitty litter is loaded with it. Even most natural litters are out because I’m allergic to pine and cedar. (Thanks a lot, nose!)
When I got an e-mail from Chewy.com that mentioned Blue Buffalo’s walnut-based Naturally Fresh line of cat litter, I knew I wanted to give it a try. I ended up being a big fan, and since it’s eco-friendly I decided it would be the perfect fit for an Earth Day themed giveaway!
Thanks so much to Chewy for supplying the litter featured in this post in exchange for an honest review, and also providing the giveaway prize!
Most cat litter is anything but “natural”, so you might be wondering why this one is considered good for the planet. Just a few of the reasons this walnut-based litter is healthier for you and the environment include:
- 100% Biodegradable – You can even compost it!
- Chemical Free
- Low Dust
It’s also super absorbent, so each bag lasts longer than a similar sized bag of traditional litter. I was surprised to discover that the price is just a little bit higher than I pay for my regular litter, so when you factor in how much longer it lasts, it actually ends up being more budget-friendly AND better for the environment! Awesome!
It looks a little bit like oversized coffee grounds!
This litter comes in several different varieties, including one that helps attract kittens to the litter box, two varieties for multi-cat households (scented and unscented), and a pellet-style non-clumping variety. I chose to try out the “Herbal Attract” kind, which is formulated with herbal ingredients designed to entice cats that are stubborn about using the box.
I grabbed Tennyson to be my guinea pig (or whatever the kitty version of that would be called?) since he’s the one most likely to do his business somewhere other than the litter box. (Thaaaanks, Ten.) I plopped him in the box, he sniffed the new litter for a few seconds, and then immediately did his thing. Success!
Cat Lady Pro Tip: Any time you’re trying out a different litter than your cats are used to, I suggest setting up one litter box with the new litter, and leaving one with what they’re used to. Cats can have really unpleasant ways of showing you they don’t like a new litter!
One of the absolute BEST features of this litter is that it’s designed not to stick to your cat’s feet, so they don’t track it all over the house once they hop out of the box. I’m pretty sure my vacuum bags are usually filled with like 70% cat fur and 20% litter (and 10% whatever else) so I appreciate the litter making my housekeeping easier!
I don’t usually notice much litter box odor on my house (I’m totally blind to it by now), but over the past few days that I’ve been using this litter, I keep noticing the LACK of odor as I pass by the box. I guess that my brain is used to unconsciously registering a litter-y scent in that part of the house, so it’s all confused that it now smells nothing!
Ordering your cat litter (or any pet products, really!) from Chewy is awesome because you get free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $50, and you can save an extra 5% if you set up reoccurring orders for products you use regularly. Score! They also carry a HUGE line of products – just browsing through their site is one of my favorite ways to discover what’s new in the world of pet products.
Why else is Chewy awesome? Well, they’re hooking one of you guys up with a FREE bag of Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh Walnut-Based cat litter! No carrying heavy bags of litter home from the store like a peasant – this awesome eco-friendly litter is going to show up right on your doorstep! Woohoo!
This giveaway is open to those within the contiguous US (due to shipping) and runs until 11:59 PM Eastern on April 30th, 2017. All entries are optional, so do as many or a few as you’d like. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.